What does Ethelbert mean?
Ethelbert /eth-el-bert/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ethelbert is "noble, bright". The original form Aethelbert or Aethelbeorht, formed from aethel meaning "noble" and berht meaning "bright, famous", and thus the Old English equivalent of Albert. The name of three Anglo-Saxon kings, two of whom became saints: Saint Ethelbert of Kent whom Saint Augustine converted to Christianity, and Saint Ethelbert of the East Angles to whom Hereford Cathedral is dedicated.
Affiliated boy name: Elbert.
Ethelbert has 1 feminine form: Ethelberta.Kreatif forms: Eoethelbert, Ethelberteo. [more]
How popular is Ethelbert?
Ethelbert is a rare given name for men. Ethelbert is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Ethelbert and related names. Adelbert, Albert (#436 a year ago), Bert, Bertie, Delbert and Elbert are the popular varying forms of Ethelbert (outside Top 1000). These relations of Ethelbert were favored 134 years ago (adoption of 0.73%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.09%, ▼87.2%), with forms such as Bert becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
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Suggested similar baby names are Adalbert, Ailbert, Calbert, Colbert, Culbert, Cuthbert, Dalbert, Dilbert, Ebert, Ecbert, Eckbert, Edbert, Egbert▼, Eilert, Elber, Engelbert, Ethelred, Ethelwin, Ethelwolf, Ethelwulf, Ethelwyn, Filbert, Fulbert, Gellert, Gilbert▼, Giselbert, Guilbert, Halbert, Herbert▼, Hulbert, Hurlbert, Ingelbert, Philbert, Philibert, Phillbert, Schubert, Seabert, Sebert, Seibert, Shubert, Talbert, Thorbert and Wilbert▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ethelbert.